Masking is mandatory in public areas in Taiwan starting December 1
People who do not wear masks in eight types of locations can be fined up to NT $ 15,000
Taiwan announced this as part of new stringent measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus during the fall and winter. CECC on Wednesday (November 18) announced that a mask must be worn when entering and leaving the eight categories of locations. starting next month.
During a weekly press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Minister of Health and Welfare and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳 時 中) announced that starting December 1? required in eight types of venues, including healthcare facilities, public transport, individual sites of consumption, educational institutions, exhibitions and athletics, entertainment and relaxation venues, churches worship and public service center.
Chen said that people who do not wear masks in these regulatory contexts and do not heed a request to do so will face a fine of between NT $ 3,000 ($ 105) and NT $ 15,000 for violations. “Infectious Disease Control Act” (傳染病 防治 法).
Chen explained that these places have a high risk of infection and transmission, as it is not easy to maintain social distance and avoid close contact with strangers within them. Therefore, those entering must wear a mask, which can not only help prevent COVID-19 but also protect against diseases transmitted by droplets.
Chen said that if there is a need to eat or drink in these places, the mask can be removed provided that proper social distance is maintained or appropriate barrier equipment is installed.
Masking is required at the following 8 locations in Taiwan starting December 1
The CECC has given eight categories:
1. Medical care facility
Hospitals, clinics and other facilities where large numbers of patients are kept are kept private in the home.
2. Public transport
Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), Taiwan Railway Bureau (TRA), rapid public transit (MRT) and other public transport systems.
3. Places of personal consumption
Malls, shopping malls, supermarkets and other areas where consumers are crowded, except for restaurants.
4. Educational institution
Libraries, community colleges, training programs and research centers, except for K-12 and cram schools.
5. Exhibitions and athletics
Movie theaters, stadiums, stadiums, activity centers, performance venues, art galleries, museums, indoor ice skating rinks, indoor swimming pools, amusement parks and playgrounds for children.
6. Fun and entertainment venues
Cruise ships, bars, karaoke bars, discos, nightclubs, fitness center, pool lobby, ally bowling and video game.
Temples, churches and funeral homes.
8. Public service center
Banks, insurance companies, credit cooperatives and post offices.